Band of Joy was a band formed by Robert Plant in 1966 and later 2010. The band was formed in West Bromwich, England, by Robert Plant, Vernon Pereira, and Chris Brown. Plant eventually left the group after a conflict with the band's management. He tried to form his own Band of Joy, but it folded. He attempted a third try with John Bonham 1967 to 1968. The band broke up in May of 1968 when a recording contract failed to materialize.
The 1977 lineup consisted of Kevyn Gammond and Paul Lockey on vocals and guitars, John Pasternak on vocals and bass, Michael Chetwood on vocals and keyboards, and Peter Robinson on drums. They produced two albums which went on to define the trademark cult sound of the band. They played blue hooks and experimentation with new sounds. They invited Plant and Bonham to play on their 1978 self-titled album, but nothing happened. Their second album was released in 1983 before the band broke up.
In 2010, Plant formed a new band and toured as Robert Plant & the Band of Joy. Plant was on the vocals, Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller on guitar and vocals, Byron House on bass, Marco Giovino on percussion, and Darrell Scott on vocals, mandolin, guitar, accordion, pedal, lap steel guitar, and banjo. Their album was number 8 on the Rolling Stone's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010.